“Critics Choice 2017!” —American Record Guide

About the artists

“No matter how many other renditions of this powerful work may be in one's library, this one is a must.” —American Organist

“One of the very finest recordings this work has ever received.” —Fanfare

Gloriae Dei Cantores’ Russian Tours 

1998 - Moscow, Vladimir, Ivanova, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, St. Petersburg

1992 - Russia: Volokolamsk, Moscow

Siberia: Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk

1990 - Moscow, St. Petersburg

The search for authenticity, direct empathy with each word and phrase, and the premise of a religious approach were aspirations that prompted and sustained the vision for this project. 

A sumptuous booklet includes extensive, detailed notes on the historical and musical qualities of this masterpiece.

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“This recording is without a doubt in my mind as authentic as one could possibly hope for, so deeply rooted in and genuinely conveys the Russian Orthodox tradition, spirtuality, ethos and sound. Truly a landmark recording; one need not look any further for anything more definitive. I just got my copy today – it's really fabulous, so very luminous, rich in color, spacious and deeply spiritual. The octavist section was the richest and deepest section I've ever been a part of. It was such an honor to have been part of this project.” –Glenn Miller, Basso Profundo

As an exchange student in Europe, my first time away from home, I was introduced to a memorable choral experience at St. Petersburg. The voices were around me, powerful, immersive, and the performance deeply moving. The music and its Russian passion has stuck with me...During this recording and production...the spiritual connection created by this great choir is memorable.” – Keith O. Johnson, legendary sound engineer of Reference Recordings

Contact for articles, reviews and interviews: 

Sr. Genevieve Cleverly, Label Manager, Paraclete Recordings

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